Grammar curiosities (and some nonsense) 9: the present continuous
It is curious how grammar is sometimes divided up. For example, while most teachers nowadays are quite happy to sectionRead more.
6th March 2019
Grammar nonsense (and some curiosities) 8: short answers and auxiliaries
Following on from the previous post about the way the syllabus in most Beginner-level books is constructed, one of theRead more.
25th February 2019
Putting our words to work: rethinking Teacher Talking Time
English Language Teaching loves a good acronym. There’s ELT to begin with and then, of course, there’s EFL – EnglishRead more.
8th May 2018
Putting your principles into practice: lexical teaching in the age of eclecticism
Eclectic or just confused? As teachers, we’re often told that we’re now living in a post-method world and that weRead more.
26th April 2018
From student writer to subject authority: a social semiotic approach to EAP
In this post, I shall be proposing that an exploration of the positioning of writers within texts, coupled with anRead more.
16th April 2018
Teaching deaf, hard of hearing and visually impaired students
As someone who spends a fair amount of time meeting and working with teachers in different contexts, I get askedRead more.
14th February 2018